NTU Help Marine To Go Green

In-order to make the marine industry greener Nanyang Technological University has taken an initiative and have launched a laboratory for marine research.


The laboratory will do research on offshore and marine industry in Singapore and will develop technologies for it. Name of labs that will dedicatedly work for cleaner marine industry is Sembcorp Marine Lab.

The lab has received this name from an organization Sembcorp Marine that has given the endowment of S$10 million for the creation of the Lab. The core purpose of the lab will be designed and develop exclusive solutions in management of fuel emission green shipping and energy efficiency. Researchers at NTU are doing studies and trying to find out the ways to fit dual-fuel engines in ships, the engine of a kind that would help boats and ships to reduce emissions that are harmful to both humans and nature. At the same time the efforts of NTU will also be keeping the cost of such boats lowest possible. (more…)

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Safety Boat For Sailing Club

The commodore of LYME Regis sailing club Jerry Rook took delivery of the new boat. It was a new safety boat bought with the help of a grant. The Highfield safety boat was supplied by Rupert Perry and was handed over on 6th August to Jerry Rook along with the club trainers and officers. Rook placed an application for the grant and on arrival expressed his joy. He said that the prime objective of buying the safety boat through a Sport England grant was for expansion of the sailing club.

Rook is fully determined to expand the club in order to organize training programs for the youth. The club has quite a few young and competent sailors who would be able to take part in the national level. The management of the sailing club is putting an extra effort to encourage young sailors to accomplish their dreams. (more…)

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: Competition and Fun at the same time

With the entry list coming to the two-hundred mark, organizers have stated that the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta would have a grand range of players. The scratch sheet said a few things about Caribbean sailing and contest is ensured to be one for the books.
At this point of time, there are hundred-seventy-one entries in total that include the biggest Mulithull fleet in the area. Classes include Former Volvo/Whitbread, Maxi, CSA Monohull, Bareboat, Multihull, Beach Cat as well as Lottery. The thirty-sixth edition will take place from 4th to 6th March.
For yachting cognoscenti who relish the sleek lines of the Swans as well as the Bruce Farr designs, they would certainly not be frustrated. With ten entries till now in Maxi class, competitors and spectators alike would have a lot admire out on the water. Supposition is that the contest would most likely be to the fullest in the cruiser part of the class with Swan 100 Varsovie, Shipman 80 Paula R, Swan 82 Ptarmigan, Bordeaux 60 Zampano and a Pendennis 77 Ocean Phoenix in the squad.

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Shift from Colorado to Castine

Caroline McNally journeyed a very long way to coach Maine Maritime Academy sailing squad, but her move from Boulder, Colorado, to Castine was a trip home. It was just last month that McNally took the helm at MMA, but the surroundings were totally familiar. During the year 2009 and 2010, she was in-charge of physical education as well as sailing courses at the academy and also was an assistant to sailing coach Tom Brown, generally working with the varsity dinghy sailors.

This was not the very first time that she is getting a taste of MMA sailing. She told that when she was seventeen, she sailed in many races with academy’s off-shore team under their then coach Butch Minson. Caroline has kept that connection alive.

Caroline’s roots in Castine are very deep. She is a 7th gen summer resident and her uncle is an old town employee as well as Castine’s animal control officer. In the past, she has been the head instructor, sailing event director and coach at Castine Yacht Club.

The new coach of MMA has always been very serious regarding her sailing. She had a aerospace engineering degree from the Boston University. She had an intention to be a part of the sailing industry as a designer. When she was there at the university, she was the captain of the BU women’s dinghy sailing team. She said that this is her dream job.

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